Toxic traffic metals pollute air

February 26th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 26 (IANS) Particles of toxic metals, generated by cars, may not only contaminate the air but also seep under the asphalt and harm the adjacent soil and plants, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Non-human sugar in drugs causes chronic inflammation

July 26th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a kind of sugar molecule found in some biotechnology drugs may limit or undermine their therapeutic effectiveness in some patients leading to chronic inflammation.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shampoos, detergents ‘form harmful substance in wastewater’

May 27th, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Certain ingredients in shampoo, detergents and other household cleaning agents may be a source of precursor materials for formation of a suspected cancer-causing contaminant in water supplies that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Decades old DDT still being released from world’s oceans

January 8th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 8 (ANI): A computer simulation by scientists has revealed that substantial quantities of the pesticide DDT are still being released from the world's oceans, despite widespread restrictions on its use ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Consumption of certain fish linked to poor cognitive performance in kids

November 13th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Granada has revealed that kids who eat fish more than 3 times per week show worse performance in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exposure to PCE-contaminated water linked to birth defects

September 24th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Expectant mothers exposed to drinking water contaminated with tetrachloroethylene or perchlorethylene (PCE) are likely to give birth to kids with congenital defects, according to a new study.The study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New system to monitor safety of building’s drinking water supply

May 13th, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 13 (IANS) Chemo-terrorists could turn drinking water into a deadly brew within minutes. To counter this, a researcher has developed a system to monitor the safety of the water ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New technique may improve clean-up efforts of contaminants in underground water

January 31st, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): A technique developed at the University of Toronto (U of T) provides a new way to monitor and improve the success of clean-up efforts of dangerous contaminants ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tungsten may not be as safe as believed

January 25th, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Tungsten, once thought to be an environmentally friendly metal, may not be as safe as it is thought, say researchers.The metal is widely used in products ranging ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Poisoned milk traced to dairy farmers in China

September 13th, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sept 13 (ANI): Unlawful dairy farmers supplying defective fresh milk are to blame for the contamination of the milk powder from Sanlu Group that has caused the death of one ... Read more...

Posted in National |

New ways to mop up toxic chemicals in fire retardant

August 5th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 5 (IANS) Australian researchers have developed a new kit to find non degradable toxic chemicals used for decades as fire retardants and new techniques to clean them up. A team ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Source of lethal contamination in heparin drug uncovered

April 26th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 26 (ANI): A researcher at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has successfully uncovered the reason behind the deadly contamination in the dosage of common blood thinner, heparin, which has killed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Now, a device that converts toxic waste into electricity

December 27th, 2007 - 1:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 27 (ANI): Environmental engineers at Pennsylvania State University, US, are developing a device that would be able to clean toxic waste from mines and convert it into electricity.According to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |